Inovate Catawba

Debbie Shannon, Director and Program Manager for the “Innovate Catawba” Project spoke to Hickory Rotary today. What is Innovate Catawba? Transforming Catawba’s economy by… Reinventing… Entrepreneurship… Building our Future by Inspiring our Young People, our Workforce, and our Leaders… and Sharing our Results with the World. Innovate Catawba is a local initiative with the goal…

Meals on Wheels

Amanda Munden spoke to Hickory Rotary Club about Meals on Wheels in Catawba County. In Catawba County, the Department of Social Services is the local affiliate for Meals on Wheels, and Amanda serves as the coordinator. Volunteers help seniors feel connected to their community while providing them with a nutritious meal. Annually, over 1,500 volunteers…

Lunch Buddy Program

Lindsey Lawhon, Executive Director of the Council on Adolescents of Catawba County spoke to the Hickory Rotary Club today about recruiting adult mentors to participate in the Lunch Buddy Program during the upcoming school year. The “Lunch Buddy Program” is a mentoring program is has been implemented in three middle schools, one in each school…

North Carolina Community Foundation

John Francis, Regional Associate, Northwestern Office of the North Carolina Community Foundation spoke to the Hickory Rotary Club July 18th. John works with seven affiliates in nine counties (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Catawba Valley, which includes Alexander, Caldwell and Catawba counties; Mount Airy, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin) in the Northwestern region of the state. He supports affiliate…

Passing the Gavel – New Officers Installation

At the July 11th meeting of the Hickory Rotary Club, outgoing Club President Jill Patton passed the gavel to incoming Club President Suzanne Trollan. Also inducted were President-Elect: David Moore, Treasurer: Lynn Loehr, Secretary: Rusty Isenhour, and Board Members: John Bates, Michael Blackburn, Bruce Bumbarger, Deborah Frendak, Cliff Goddard, Linda Lutz, Mark Seaman, and Mary…

Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Hickory resident and former original band member with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, David Walker, spoke to the Hickory Rotary Club on Thursday, June 27th. Walker played rhythm guitar, drums and sang vocals with the legendary sixties rock band. Other original band members included drummer Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, Allan Ramsay on…

Service Above Self Scholarships Awarded May 16, 2013

Hickory Rotary Club recognizes the importance of a good education. At the club’s May 16th meeting outstanding local scholars were recognized and rewarded. Hickory Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Scholarship rewards students who excel in the classroom, are recognized by teachers as leaders and who volunteer to serve others through community service, church activities and…

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Michael Hatley, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission captain for District 8, spoke to the club today. Capt. Hatley manages and supervises enforcement operations for hunting, inland fishing and boating, and coordinates boating safety and hunter education programs. Capt. Hatley supervises 23 wildlife enforcement officers and one hunter education specialist in a jurisdiction made up of…